Agriculture, Water and Climate Change in Africa

In 2010, the EU launched the "Africa call" under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) leading to the start of several research projects involving a range of African partner institutions. These and other EU-Africa projects cover a wide range of issues: climate, water and sanitation, water supply, agriculture, ecosystem services, water and health. This video with the title “Agriculture, Water and Climate Change in Africa”  is intended to collate and present the experiences and insights from the on-going partnerships between European and African scientists and stakeholders. It also highlights trends that might be of relevance for the continuation of international research cooperation with Africa in the Horizon 2020 programme.

EU - Africa cooperation:  The EU-FP7  projects presented in the documentary are listed below by theme:

  • Climate change in Africa: AFRICAN CLIMATE and CLIMAFRICA
  • Climate change and environment: CLIMB, DEWFORA, GLOWASIS, AFROMAISON, MyWater
  • Agriculture and food: WHaTeR,  EAU4ALL, AGRICAB, WAHARA, CLARA PLEIADeS, WASHTech
  • Climate change and health: HEALTHY FUTURES

Countries filmed: Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania (2013) 

Executive Producer: Séverine Dieudonné - 

Director: Yann Verbeke - 

Water Harvesting in Sub-Saharan Africa  -  WHaTeR project (EU-FP7)

Video on WHT development and stakeholders’ consultation

The WHaTeR project aims to contribute to the development of appropriate water harvesting techniques (WHTs) that are sustainable under dynamic global and regional pressure, and strengthen rainfed agriculture, improve rural livelihood and increase food production and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project (running period: 2011-2015) started with a situation analysis through revisits to water harvesting sites in 11 African countries studied previously by participating organisations. The next activities related to detailed research and technology development on cross-cutting themes (environmental sustainability; technology development; livelihood improvement; uptake and upscaling; and global and regional impact) in combination with with country-based activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, South Africa and Tanzania. WHaTeR paid much attention also to stakeholder communication and outreaching activities through, among others, the organization of eight multi stakeholder workshops and the production of guidelines for WHTs. This video presents insights from the project's experience with WHT development  and the stakeholders' consultation process.

Produced by ICRAF/ SearNet in collaboration with Pixiniti Studios


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